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Make-A-Wish rocks with Skillet


Sat, Apr 30th 2016 10:20 am
Nathanael and Seth Morrison during a special guitar session.
Nathanael and Seth Morrison during a special guitar session.

Platinum-selling rock band joins international support of Make-A-Wish #WorldWishDay

Wish Child Nathanael and his family joined Skillet during a tour date in Oklahoma City to fulfill his wish of playing with the Grammy-nominated rock band onstage. Joining Skillet during soundcheck, Nathanael had a blast drumming to their double-platinum-selling single and most streamed song in CCM history, "Monster," while the rest of band jammed with him. He was also treated to a special guitar session with Skillet's Seth Morrison.

Skillet has sold more than 11 million albums and singles in the U.S., amassing a diehard social following whose members number nearly 7 million, with more than 160 million views on YouTube alone. Their most recent project, the Dove Award-garnering "Rise" (2013), debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard rock and Christian charts, boasting four consecutive No. 1 radio hits and a late night television debut on "Conan."

The LP served as the follow-up to 2009 platinum blockbuster, "Awake," which garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four multi-format hit singles. Included in those is the platinum selling "Awake & Alive," and two-time platinum single "Monster," whose companion video has generated more than 69 million YouTube views and was named the most stream song in CCM history, helping make Skillet the only active rock band to achieve RIAA platinum certification in 2012.

2015 saw the Billboard Music Award winners continuing atop the charts as the famed magazine placed them in the top 10 in four year-end categories, including "Rock Streaming Songs" and "Rock Streaming Songs."

Known for their explosive live performance, Skillet treks the globe, headlining sold-out shows all over the world, including the U.S., Europe, Brazil and Russia.

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